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By Evening Sun Staff | April 12, 1991
The suggestion by Health Secretary Louis W. Sullivan that fans stay away from sporting events sponsored by tobacco companies met with cries of foul play yesterday.TC Tobacco sponsorships can be found throughout the sports world, but the two major associations that come to mind are Philip Morris' Virginia Slims pro tennis tour and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s Winston Cup stock car racing tour."Virginia Slims is a sponsor of 12 events in the United States, plus our championship and ranking system," said Gerard Smith, executive director and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association.
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BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | July 30, 1992
Quick, now, can you recall the "official underwear" of the 1976 Olympics? How about the "official small car" of the Montreal Games?Having trouble? You're not alone. There were 628 official sponsors of those Summer Games, an Olympic record that organizers hope is never broken.This year's Games still feature some puzzling promotions -- the U.S. Postal Service is the official courier of the Barcelona Games, although it cannot move mail overseas -- but there are far fewer products bearing the Olympic rings.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1997
It was the good government bill that was -- and then it wasn't.It began with complaints from citizens and city department heads about Annapolis city council members meddling and throwing their weight around. By September, five aldermen rushed in with a proposed charter amendment banning such interference in the orderly workings of government.But when it came time to vote that legislation into law last month, the bill's supporters inexplicably faded. Of nine aldermen, only three -- and none of the five sponsors -- voted for the measure.
NEWS
By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | August 11, 2006
The Naval Academy yesterday announced it will change its application for sponsors, Annapolis-area residents who host midshipmen in their homes, after complaints from the local chapter of the NAACP that it encouraged racial division. No longer will the online form ask potential sponsors to state racial and religious preferences they have for the midshipmen who come to them for home-cooked food, a ride to the mall or a couch to crash on. Sponsors can still opt for a midshipman of a particular gender or for one involved in a particular activity.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 17, 1995
LOS ANGELES -- More than two months after the O. J. Simpson murder trial, some of this city's most prominent blacks are planning to honor Christopher Darden, the prosecutor who was vilified by many blacks as a traitor to his race for his role in the trial.The event tomorrow at the California Afro-American Museum is being billed as a tribute to Mr. Darden, but sponsors described it as an effort to dispel the impression that Mr. Darden is no longer welcome among blacks here."There was definitely some very strong feelings of resentment, animosity even, that Darden was an Uncle Tom and a sell-out," said Danny Bakewell, chairman of the Brotherhood Crusade, a community development group and one of the sponsors of the event.
BUSINESS
By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2006
The sails say it all. Ericsson, Pirates of the Caribbean, Brasil, Brunel, ABN AMRO, movistar. And if you don't know what Brunel, ABN AMRO and movistar are, you'll likely learn they represent a Dutch recruiting and consulting company, an international bank and a Spanish mobile phone operator, respectively, by the end of Volvo Ocean Race's Baltimore and Annapolis stopover. They're all corporate sponsors of the eight-month regatta that is here through May 7 and provides one of sailing's most elite prizes.
SPORTS
By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Evening Sun Staff | January 16, 1992
Dunbar High basketball coach Pete Pompey says the calls to his office began not long after it was announced that the Poets would travel to Honolulu, St. Louis, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Erie, Pa., and Johnstown, Pa., this season for tournaments. All the callers asked the same question.Who pays for these trips?"They want to know how can the city afford to send Dunbar all these places when budgets are being cut everywhere," Pompey said. "The first thing I do is let them know that the city does not pay one red cent for us to travel anywhere."
NEWS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1997
At its beginning in 1973, the Whitbread Round the World Race was sailed by 17 teams of sportsmen, professional yacht racers, soldiers and sailors in yachts as large as 80 feet and as small as 32.Compared to transoceanic racing today, it was a simple affair. Piloting was by dead reckoning or celestial navigation. Weather forecasts were made by what the eye could see, the nose could smell and the body could feel in the changing surface of the ocean - supplemented, of course, by whatever information might be gleaned from the radios aboard.
BUSINESS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 6, 1999
The Sun will sponsor a conference on personal finance Saturday at the Baltimore Convention Center.Tammany Buckwalter, events coordinator, said the daylong conference will feature leading authorities on personal finance and money management.Among them are Don Phillips, chief executive officer of Morningstar Inc., publisher of mutual funds ratings and other financial information; Tom Gardner, one of the creators of the online financial service the Motley Fool; Jean Sherman Chatzky, editor at large of Money magazine and a contributor to NBC's "Today Show"; and Kenneth S. Apfel, Social Security commissioner.
NEWS
By Jeff Cohen | January 25, 1998
I've discovered a sound even worse than nails dragging across chalkboard. It's the sound of journalists whining about their fallen "icon," David Brinkley.Enough already!Some journalists can't stop moaning about how the ex-anchorman tarnished his fine reputation by becoming a pitchman for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), the agribusiness firm and corporate welfare king that sponsored "This Week With David Brinkley" from its launch in 1981.The problem with all the noise about Brinkley's role as a corporate huckster is that these same mainstream journalists are usually silent over a much bigger issue: the power of TV sponsors to shape - and limit - debate.
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